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sli 3gb 580s > 590
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How does sli 580s 3gb compare to a single 590 3gb?
With SLI 580 you are actually having 6 gb of VRAM, and SLI 580 is faster than the GTX 590 by like ~20%. So of course its going be a lot better, but then you are comparing ~1000 dollars vs. $750. For more money you going get more performance which is quite obvious.
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lol, two 590s with only one monitor at 1920x1080
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So if your budget up to SLI 590 for $1500 + 1000 watt psu ($250)....

You might as well get SLI 580s for $1000 + a 850 watt psu ($200).

yes you will get a lot of performance with SLI 590, but the power it uses and heat created in your system its not really worth it. With added heat you would need good case and cooling, that can also add more $ / cost to the total price.

2 of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127567

and this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9015&Tpk=ax850
Edited by mcc21 - 7/28/11 at 6:37pm
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The question comes down to this, obviously you are saying sli 580s is > than single 590. Is it greater than sli 590 3gb?

Essentially; Sli 580 3gb vs Sli 590 3gb

Which one would run better and can I run it with stock fans with a HAF 932, no liquid cooling?
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Also, 3way sli 580 vs 2 way sli 590? Can I run it with stock fans, no liquid cooling?
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GTX 590 / SLI is crazy talk just for 1920x1080. lol, one HD 6950 or GTX 570 is more than plentiful for 1920x1080. I max all my games out @ 1920x1080 on one damn GTX 470.
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I don't want to be rude, but why are you asking these questions?

GTX 590 > GTX 580

SLI GTX 580 > GTX 590

SLI GTX 590 is of course better and a lot better than SLI GTX 580. Is it worth the premium price? Probably not as many people has stated unless you gaming at ridiculous resolutions or multiple monitors, its not needed.

At some point you won't really care because what is the difference between 50-60 fps with almost any game (one GTX 580) vs. 150 fps - i just made up this number but you get the idea (SLI GTX 590) to your eyes? You can play any game perfectly fine at 60 fps, why you spending so much money to play >100 fps?
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Yeah man, you can run any 580's or 590's without liquid cooling, but for one monitor at 1080p, unless you really just want to spend money, 1 gtx 580 is good enough for gaming. All games will max with high fps.
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Originally Posted by problemgaming View Post
Also, 3way sli 580 vs 2 way sli 590? Can I run it with stock fans, no liquid cooling?
You will have so much heat with either configurations that you would/might need liquid cooling. Then again if you going blow that much money into your GPU set up what is another $600-750 to cool your system anyways?
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